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Southampton 2

• Hooiveld 26
• Lallana 65

Preston North End 1

• Barton 50

Match Report 

Saints safely negotiated the challenge of Preston North End in the Carling Cup third round thanks to a 2-1 win at St Mary’s tonight.

Unsurprisingly, Nigel Adkins continued his policy of giving many of the fringe first team players an outing. There were ten changes from the side that defeated Birmingham on Saturday, with young Ben Reeves getting a first ever start.

The first goal came in the 27th minute, when the impressive Lee Holmes’ corner was headed back across goal by Reeves and Jos Hooiveld was quickest to react and swept the ball home for his first goal for Saints.

In a reminder of the Birmingham game, Saints allowed Preston back into the game at the start of the second half. Preston equalising when Russell’s shot was parried by Bialkowski and Barton pounced on the rebound.

The key moment for Saints was when Lallana came on for Steve De Ridder in the 64th minute. Within a minute Lallana had scored the winning goal. He started the move himself, passing to Holmes on the right and running into the penalty area to connect with Holmes cross, heading in from close range.

Impressing tonight were Holmes, Reeves and Hooiveld. Holmes "All Action" display must easily make him MoM.

So, Saints 2011/12 adventure continues.

The draw for the fourth round will be on Saturday lunchtime.

Tab Title 


21 Bialkowski

12 Butterfield

16 Martin

23 Dickson

26 Hooiveld (Fonte - 67' )

28 Reeves

04 Schneiderlin

18 Chaplow

24 Holmes

33 De Ridder (Lallana - 64' )

17 Forte (Lambert - 79' )


01 Davis

06 Fonte

34 Shaw

08 Cork

20 Lallana

30 Ward-Prowse

07 Lambert

Preston North End

25 Arestidou

06 Morgan

14 Smith Booked (Carlisle - 69' )

26 Wright Booked

04 Ashbee

15 Barton

16 Mayor

19 Daley (Gray - 46' )

20 Russell Booked

24 Clucas Booked (Mellor - 75' )

11 Tsoumou


31 Comrie

02 Gray

05 Carlisle

10 Nicholson

28 Miller

33 Mellor

40 Zibaka

carling cup

21st September 2011

Referee : Hooper

Attendance : 7,414

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